Islanders Look To Ground Jets: Pre-Game Report

Winnipeg Jets (2-0-0) at New York Islanders (0-1-1): Game 3 of 82 When: Monday, October 12, 2015Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYTime: 1:00 p.m. ETTV: MSG+ (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) The New York Islanders look to notch their first win of the 2015-16 season when they take on the Winnipeg Jets in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 10/12/15

Islanders’ fans need to pump the breaks on the criticism and take a deep breath. It has been two games and so many of you are ready to jump off the ship. The Islanders opened with arguably the toughest schedule in the NHL, playing the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on back-to-back nights. It was not pretty but it was two games. Lets not give up on the season...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Vs. Blackhawks Pre-Game: Looking To Get Even

New York Islanders (0-0-1) AT Chicago Blackhawks (1-1-0): Game 2 of 82 When: Saturday, October 10, 2015Where: United Center, Chicago, IllinoisTime: 8:30 p.m. ETTV: MSG+2 (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) The New York Islanders take to the windy city of Chicago as they play their first road game of the 2015...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Announce 23-Man Roster

The New York Islanders today announced their 23-man roster that will begin the 2015-16 season Friday night at Barclays Center against the Chicago Blackhawks. Captain John Tavares will spearhead what should be an intimidating offensive attack, supported by Kyle Okposo, Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and others and the defense, led by Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic and Nick Leddy will look...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders season preview: Team brings lofty goals to Barclays Center

Plus: Captain John Tavares opens a new era for the Islanders as they'll move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and leave the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in their rear-view mirror. Tavares recorded 86 points (38 goals, 48 assists) despite having numerous linemates last season, but the two-time Hart Trophy finalist should excel with the return of a healthy Kyle Okposo and upstart...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insights Top Shelf: Four More Days Edition: 10/5/15

The Islanders begin their season this Friday night at 7:30 against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Barclays Center. Jaroslav Halak’s health and a 2-6 preseason have some in Islanders country feeling a little anxious. Last night, in the Islanders loss to Washington, the Capitals flashed a lot of what should make them a successful team this year; an opening goal from TJ Oshie, a power...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 10/1/15

With the news of Thomas Hickey’s injury, the durable defenseman could miss up to four weeks and the Islanders defensive depth will get tested early on in the NHL regular season. The Islanders signed veteran Marek Zidlicky to provide depth but the issue with the Czech defenseman is that he is a right-handed shot. The Islanders have Travis Hamonic, Johnny Boychuk already on the right...
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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 9/21/2015

How Does Marek Zidlicky fit in on the Islanders blue line? I cannot imagine much has been decided this early into training camp but my early prediction would be that the Islanders newest addition would be paired with Thomas Hickey. As one of the oldest players in the league, it will be important that the coaching staff does not overuse Zidlicky. Before the signing I thought Ryan...
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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Depth Arrives 9/19/2015

You scream…I scream…we all scream for…Ah,forget it. Islanders fans wanted stars. Last off-season gave them Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy and Jaroslav Halak. This season, you wanted depth. I give you the deepest competition in training camp we have ever seen along with yesterday’s signing of defenseman Marek Zidlicky, formerly of the New Jersey Devils, to a one year, 1.5 million...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Trotman Is Best Option For Bruins’ First Pairing With Zdeno Chara

BOSTON — The Bruins have had a pretty good idea over the last few years of who would be playing alongside captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara on the first pairing. Johnny Boychuk, Dennis Seidenberg and Dougie Hamilton most recently occupied that spot, and regardless of who was playing with Big Z, that pairing was one of the NHL’s best in preventing goals and driving puck...
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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 9/9/2015

What should Islanders fans expect from Johnny Boychuk in his second season wearing the Orange and Blue? Last year Boychuk provided the Islanders with everything they could have dreamed about; another steady right-handed defenseman, a defenseman able to play in all situations and an additional leader to provide a veteran presence in the locker room. Now that he is signed long term...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Billboards & More Arbour 8/30/2015

Last two days of August. Training camp is approaching and fast. The team will report for physicals on Thursday, September 17 and are in the process of making their way back to Long Island to complete their summer training. In Brooklyn, where the Islanders will begin the 2015-16 season at their new home, Barclays Center, billboards have started appearing as part of the marketing campaign...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeLine two: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird line: Nielsen, Grabovski, KuleminThe final group: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner Continuing August’s over/under series, we take a look at the first pairing of defenseman, Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. That tandem is a near certain combination come October, and after a great first season on Long Island...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boychuk feels at home with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk bought a new house in Edmonton this summer, but the New York Islanders defenseman has spent nearly as much time on the East Coast as opposed to Alberta.While Boychuk admits he enjoys life with his wife and two daughters, the 31-year-old doesn't take much of a mental break in between NHL seasons."Every year I come home and I’ll take 10-to-14 days off," Boychuk told...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: Brandon Carlo

Few people in Boston were supportive of the October Bruins trade that sent Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders for draft picks. Little do we know it was the beginning of the end of Peter Chiarelli's tenure as Bruins General Manager
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15 The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp. The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” 7/17/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” We’re getting deeper into the lull that is the NHL offseason and, despite knowing players need a rest and personally not looking forward to another winter so soon, I could really use something hockey related. Too bad ESPN doesn’t have pro-beach hockey anymore. (sigh) Islanders News: Our own Rich Rodrigues...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk Season: 72 GP – 9 G – 26 A – 35 PTS — 14 PIM — plus-15 Career: 393 GP – 28 G – 82 A – 110 PTS — 212 PIM — plus-104 Contract: 6MM cap hit through 2022-23 (UFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Johnny Boychuk is the most important New York Islanders hockey player who isn’t named John Tavares. And he is as much presence as he is prowess. Last October...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for optimism

The bitterness of the season coming to an end is still fresh in everyone's minds, but that does not mean that there are not plenty of reasons for optimism. The Islanders will bring back a core group of young players and talent that is capable of competing for a Stanley Cup next season."I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't believe in this team and obviously, I do," Johnny Boychuk...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards does not hold back on Bruins' recent struggles

The Johnny Boychuk trade still has many scratching their heads according to Jack Edwards. Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty In a recent interview on WEEI (93.7 FM) Jack Edwards was his candid self, spitting hot fire about the current status of the Boston Bruins as well as their uncertain future. Hosts DJ Bean and ESPN’s Joe McDonald asked Edwards about a variety of topics, all of which...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/13/15

The New York Islanders and defenseman Johnny Boychuk finally did it. They came to terms on a seven-year, $42 million extension [way] before July 1, leaving most Islanders fans ecstatic for the future. I say most because there’s never a time when everybody’s pleased. While Boychuk’s contract carries an AAV of $6 million, a bargain compared to what he could have been offered...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk inks 7-year extension with Islanders

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Congratulations to Johnny Boychuk and his family as the former Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has signed a seven year extension with the New York Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $42 million with an average annual value of $6 million per year according to Newsday. That's the highest paid...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Signs 7-Year Extension With Islanders

For Boston Bruins fans hoping to reunite with a popular defenseman next season, Thursday's news was heartbreaking. But for Johnny Boychuk and his fans, both in Boston and on Long Island, Thursday's news was exciting and well-deserved.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Boy! Boychuk Signs Seven Year Extension

Johnny Boychuk has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders. Boychuk, who is 31, will receive $42 million over the lifetime of the deal. As reported on the New York Islanders’ website, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow stated after the signing, “Johnny’s influence in our dressing room, both on and off the ice, has been immeasurable. His veteran...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders, defenseman Boychuk agree to 7-year extension

NEW YORK -- Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders have agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures that two of the club's top defensemen will stick together well after the team locates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk's contract is worth $42 million, slightly higher than Leddy's deal for...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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